Download a movie in 2 minutes? Flow delivering 1Gbps speed to all customers
Flow has landed yet another first for the country.
In making the announcement, Niall Sheehy, Managing Director of Flow Barbados, said the decision has been made to meet the ever-growing demand for increased bandwidth.
“Reliable access to high-speed broadband is critical to connecting Barbados to the digital world and we are especially pleased that the significant investment made in our new fibre network, as well as our 4G mobile network, is already beginning to pay dividends for our customers,” he said.
This most recent development follows Flow’s positioning of Barbados as the first country in the world to have 100% FTTH broadband connectivity last year. The one gigabit was first introduced by the company in 2014 and was available on special request.
“Flow is here to provide Barbadians with the very best service and value options, and our new FTTH network has been built with future-proof technology that provides our customers with reliable access to cutting-edge products and services,” added Sheehy.
“And with up to one thousand megabits per second for upload and download speeds, there’s enough bandwidth for everyone in a home, and all their devices too. Already we have more than 300 customers enjoying the fastest internet speeds ever in the Easter Caribbean.”
The gigabit is created with fibre optic connections and the network is configured so that the fibre optic access pipes deliver speeds of up to one gigabit per second (Gbps). One gigabit is the equivalent to one thousand megabytes.
“Flow’s superfast 1Gbps connection is actually one hundred times faster than the average connection. This means that opportunities for personal and professional growth are now being delivered at superfast speeds. This is truly the dawn of a new era and we have made this significant, long-term investment because we believe in the power of a connected society,” added Sheehy.